Best little car i've ownedT9 (Hatchback) Access Automatic (2014-2020)
I use the car a few times a week, most reliable vehicle ive ever owned & im 60 so prob owned about 15 cars. Solid road holding & quiet. As with any car its important to get your servicing done. Ive had it 7 years & its never once had an issue or had a fault, just normal service requirements & 1 turbo hose. Id have to question those with issues as there are a lot of people that simply run cars to death without getting services doneShow details
Worst decision of my life was to buy this lemonT9 (Hatchback) Allure (2014-2020)
Used this car for person use. Not an aggressive driver. I experienced over priced servicing, problems with the car from the beginning, when I raised the loud pinging sound I was told that it was me, after a year, I got a salesman to drive and hear it and he spoke to the service team. They charged me for testing the car then realised there was a manufacturing recall in place. The service at Peugeot was over priced, long and unprofessional. I paid a lot for the Peugeot mechanics to switch the sensors around rather than figure out the problem. The... Read more car when set on cruise control, without warning dropped to 90km on the freeway. Peugeot never identified the issue - they switched the sensors around. I would randomly have engine failure. Most recently, the car started chewing up oil, lacked power. I limped it into a dealer and thankfully got rid of it. Would never recommend the car. Peugeot Australia were appalling. Do not expect good service or understanding. Not a single mechanic had anything good to say about it. I will never buy or recommend Peugeot again.
I love the car but once it opens with the errors it never stops308 T7 (2008-2013)
I couldn’t have said it better I bought the same car and loved then it started the down fall. From oil leak, to battery fail, engine fail don’t know when will it stop. Car was parked for three months so to renew the rego and get road worthy agsin now it’s and endless trips to mechanics and they are not the wiser . For some reason the drivers seat heat dial failed on the highest setting, so driving North Queensland with a hair drier on the back of my head was a challenge ,also the turbo hose just gave up apparently cause it’s old car. Huh as much as I love this car, it emptied my wallet but finally it on the road.Show details
308 HDI wagon 2010308 T7 (2008-2013)
handles really well, fuel economy is so so good. Bought it with 80k on the speedo and now after 5 years has 202,000klms.
We have it servied everydue time and it goes so well.
We love our wagon, even towed a small Jayco van with it for a while.. Ours is the 1.6hdi 6 speed manual. Love French cars, I have now owned 5 different Renaults, 2 Citroens, and 5 Peugeots since 1973, and this 308 would be the best of them all.Show details
Worst car everT9 (Hatchback) Access Automatic (2014-2020)
Bought a 2016 model from a dealer few months ago. Car couldn’t accelerate one month later. Took the car to a local Peugeot specialist and changed all spark plugs and paid $400. That didn’t solve the problem and being advised to take my car to a local dealer as they have a special scanning tool. Dealer told me carbon deposits need to be removed since that is the only reason why the car doesn’t accelerate. It is unbelievable that I need to pay $2800 for it and it is a 4 years old car with only 50k kms. 3 month later I could always hear some metal... Read more rattling noise when accelerating. Paid $600 to repair the rear strut mount. Again it is a 4 years old car with only 50k. My 30 years old lander rover 110 would do much better than this. Rattling noise is still there and dealer suggested to replace the rear axle and I have to pay for it as it is just out of warranty. I could only say this is the worst car ever and I have to sell this car at a ridiculously low price. I lost more than $6500 after sold this car... never buy a Peugeot!!!
Powerful engine, comfortable and nice look interior!308 T7 (2008-2013)
this is the best car i ever had , i bought a $4000 used which is very low price , low km with a powerful fuel saving 2.0 diesel engine + a 6 speed manual. The handling is the best compares to other rivals.
The bad things is this model never touch or buy 1.6 turbo petrol with 4speed automatic gearbox, the old school gearbox can't support turbo power will cause many engine and gearbox problems. , it will be a nigtmare.
to have best experiences, choose the right specification.
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Great customer supportT9 (Hatchback) Active (2014-2020)
Our 2015 Peugeot 308 suffered a premature deterioration of the engine camshaft timing belt. Car has 50,00km, is over 4 years old and out of warranty. Peugeot covered both labour and parts for a sizeable repair job as a goodwill gesture. Great customer support! Much appreciated.Show details
Quality Car with Comfort and StyleT9 (Hatchback) Allure Premium (2014-2020)
The T9 308 is a return to form for Peugeot. Ours is 5 years old and rock solid. It's got every feature under the sun (blindspot monitor, active cruise, speed sign recognition, front and rear sensors/camera and the list goes on). The best seats you will ever find in a small hatch and the genius i-cockpit and small steering wheel. Yes it costs more to service, BUT it only needs to be done once per year and is an exceptionally reliable, comfortable car. You just don't find this sort of quality in the Japanese or Korean makes around the same price. Peugeot has a very exciting future ahead with the quality cars they are now bringing out.Show details
Great car! IF it was serviced PROPERLY it would be PERFECT!308
I have had the 308 SW since 2014, bought it new. It's been a great car and is very nice to drive. So far I have done 95,000kms. It did take a couple of months to get used to the touch screen and the cruise control. But once you do, you don't need to take your eyes off the road as it does have auto wipers, auto lights, auto handbrake, auto air.
Saying that one of the big let downs with my car is the air conditioning which did not work when the outside temperature is over 25C. On a previous service at Bayside European they said it had a hole in... Read more the condenser and replaced it under warranty after a long wait. A year later and it's still woeful. If it's over 30C outside, it really feels like it in the car! The only other issue is a leak with the washer fluid, which is not that easy to get to! I tried a different service centre and they didn't even pick up the problem even though they charged me for washer fluid! I never know if they actually do anything when I get my car serviced. In Dandenong they left it with a leaking Oil filter, which I had to pay to fix. They claim the gasket had blown! This was not long after a Service! The navigation system isn't that great compared to using Maps on the iPhone. I wish I had CarPlay so many times. The best thing about the car are the seats do fold flat and I get so much in my car. Unlike all the other wagons I looked at. Also the turbo diesel is very quick off the mark at the lights! One other issue I had a warning light that was on and I had to book it into service to find out that the battery needed to be replaced. I should have know as it was 4 years old. The dealer should have known also but then they asked $800 to replace a battery. I had it replaced for half that by Marshall batteries who came to my home and spent an hour taking it all apart to get the battery out. Not an easy job! The dealer also charged $25 just to change the washer fluid cap, which was falling apart and they didn't even pick that up in two years of servicing my car.
Unreliable car, very poor customer service!308
I bought my brand new 308 Allure Premium in 2015. Thats a beautiful car but its not reliable at all! The engine light is on most of the time and Peugeot service center dont have enough knowledge and experience to fix it! Where ever you take your car for service, make sure you dont go to Bayside European Peugeot Service. Not only they dont know how to repair the car, but also they dont have good manner at the front desk!Show details
Don't buy a Peugeot308
I have owned a Peugeot 308 for just over 3 years and it randomly broke down with the alternator belt snapping. This was caused by a part that was under recall for and had been booked in for this recall. The car was towed to a Peugeot dealer in Perth WA and after 6 weeks the alternator belt finally arrived from France. Further work was then required to fix the cause of the alternator belt breaking. It has since taken 5 months for this repair to be done at a cost of $8000 to us as Peugeot are not prepared to take the blame despite the young age... Read moreof the car and the cause being due to a recalled part. The communication and customer service from Peugeot has been the worst I have experienced with any company and I am seriously considering taking this matter further. This has had a huge impact on me being without a car for 5 month, and now having to try and come up with the money for the repair cost. If I had looked at the websites for feedback more prior to purchasing this vehicle I never would have as many other people appear to have had similar experiences. DO NOT BUY A Peugeot.
Dont even think about it.308 T7 (2008-2013)
We bought second hand from the first owner. Weve had to fix almost everything on this vehicle. Weve had it serviced regularly. Driven every day for family school runs etc. Great to drive but will cost you a fortune to have serviced and for parts. Look at any other vehicle.Show details
Please do not buy308 T9 (2014-2020)
Like another poster, I have had my 308 for the last 3 years as a fleet car. I have suffered from constant issues very similar to Mooshie. Constant ignition and spark plug problems. Massive oil leakage problems and various other niggles too multiple to list. The engine light remains on constantly, I have to ignore it now or I would never get any work done as I would need to live at the dealership. If it were my money I would have hired a lawyer to get a refund by now. As I said this is a fleet car so I know many people who drive the 308 and all have the same issues so don’t kid yourself and think I just got a Lemon, it’s endemic across the brand.Do not spend your money on this car.Show details
Most Unreliable Car Ever308 T7 (2008-2013)
Peugeots look nice & have a functional interior but that accounts for nothing if it breaks down every 5 seconds. This is the worst, most unreliable car I've ever had the misfortune of owning. Let my experience be a warning for others - DO NOT buy a Peugeot. Buy a reliable Japanese or Korean car instead.
In the last 9 months my 2011 petrol wagon with 75,000kms has had the following issues:
- Oil Filter mounting Leak (spewing oil)
- Thermostat housing Leak (spewing coolant)
- Coolant level sensor replaced
- Oil pressure sensor replaced
- Cylinder head cover replaced
- Window washer pump replaced (done twice)
Great reliability & fuel efficiency, fantastic rear layout.308 T7 (2008-2013)
Have had for 8 years from new. Commute (on a freeway) every day. Approaching 110,000 kms.
Cannot overstate how useful rear layout in wagon (not just fold-down but completely removable seats) has turned out to be.
Mechanically, have had only trivial issues -- note that this is a manual diesel, not a Petrol & has been mostly freeway commuting. Overall extremely happy with reliability.
Peugeot says to service every 6mo/10,000km but apart from first 2 years I've been doing every 9-12mo.
- Center console LCD fades & is unreadable when temp goes above ~35 degrees.
Questions & Answers
How reliable is a 2013 Petrol 1.6L automatic Peugeot mechanically & electrically.
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Hi there. My 2009 Peugeot 308 normally revs at idle at 800rpm. Immediately I release the brake, the revs increase to 1200 rpm without my touching the accelerator. At those revs its strong enough to drive itself. Then when I start to drive and stop at lights again, the revs drop back to 800 when the brake has been applied and then jumps to 1200 again immediately I release the brake again (and still don't accelerate). I have disconnected all of the Vac pipes, still does the same thing. How can the brake pedal when depressed slow the diesel 2.0 ltr idle back to normal. Any ideas, Peugeot friends ?? Regards James.
I have P0016 error code on the ECU & changed the camshaft position sensor, but no joy with resetting the code, still appears!
The next option is to replace timing change, but is there an manual adjustment before I take this expensive step
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|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Hatchbacks||Cars and Wagons|
|Warranty Distance||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms||Unlimited kms|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Fuel Type||Petrol||Petrol||Electric, Hybrid and Petrol||Petrol|
|Wheels||18” Kamakura alloy wheels||18” Portland matt black alloy wheels||18” Portland matt black alloy wheels||18” Portland matt black alloy wheels|
|Seats||2 to 5||2 to 5||2 to 5||2 to 5|
|Fuel Consumption||5.3 L/100km||5.3 L/100km||1.3 L/100km||5.3 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||52 L||52 L||40 L||52 L|
|Engine||1.2 Litre Puretech turbo petrol, 1199cc||1.2 Litre Puretech turbo petrol, 1199cc||1.6 litre Puretech turbo petrol hybrid, 1598cc||1.2 Litre Puretech turbo petrol, 1199cc|
|Max Power||96kW @ 5500rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm||132kW @ 6000rpm||96kW @ 5500rpm|
|Max Torque||230Nm @ 1750rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm||250Nm @ 1750rpm||230Nm @ 1750rpm|
|Boot Capacity||1,634 L||1,634 L||1,634 L||1,634 L|
|Country of Manufacture||France||France||France||France|
|Phone Connectivity||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB||Android Auto (Wireless), Apple CarPlay (Wireless), Bluetooth and USB|
|Security Features||Immobilizer||Dashcam Built-In and Immobilizer||Dashcam Built-In and Immobilizer||Dashcam Built-In and Immobilizer|
|Roof||Panoramic Glass||Panoramic Glass||Panoramic Glass|
|Steering Wheel Adjustment||Telescoping (Electric)||Telescoping (Electric)||Telescoping (Electric)||Telescoping (Electric)|
|Acceleration (0-100km/h)||9.7 seconds||9.7 seconds||7.5 seconds||9.9 seconds|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||1,400 kg||1,400 kg||1,500 kg||1,400 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||680 kg||680 kg||750 kg||710 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)||5 year(s)|
|Warranty Details||with 5 Year Roadside Assistance||with 5 Year Roadside Assistance||with 5 Year Roadside Assistance||with 5 Year Roadside Assistance|
|Ignition||Keyless Start/Stop||Keyless Start/Stop||Keyless Start/Stop||Keyless Start/Stop|
|Headlight Features||Auto High-Beam Dip and Auto-Dimming||Auto High-Beam Dip and Auto-Dimming||Auto High-Beam Dip and Auto-Dimming||Auto High-Beam Dip and Auto-Dimming|
|Cameras||Rear||360°, Front and Rear||360°, Front and Rear||360°, Front and Rear|
|Cruise Control||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter||Adaptive (ACC) and Speed Limiter|
|Parking Sensors||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear||Cross-Traffic Alert (Rear), Front and Rear|
|Hazard Perception||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning||Blind Spot Monitoring (BSM) and Forward Collision Warning|
|Lane Assistance||Lane Departure Warning (LDW)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)||Lane Departure Warning (LDW) and Lane Keep Assist (LKA)|
|Speed Sign Recognition||Yes, active speed limiting and Yes, read only||Yes, active speed limiting and Yes, read only||Yes, active speed limiting and Yes, read only||Yes, active speed limiting and Yes, read only|
|Gauges||Digital Only||Digital Only||Digital Only||Digital Only|
|Built-In Navigation System||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Heads Up Display||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Digital Radio (DAB+)||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
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